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Staithes, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Staithes, a village in Hinderwell and Easington parishes, N.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 10 miles NW of Whitby, and 1½ from Hinderwell. It has a station on a section of the N.E.R. and a head post office, and it was the place where the circumnavigator Cook was apprenticed to a grocer. A Roman Catholic church was erected in 1885, and there are Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, a Church of England mission room, a Fishermen's and Seamen's Institute, and two banks. The inhabitants are mainly engaged in fishing.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtTS13
Post TownSaltburn-By-The-Sea